How (Not) To Stay at Pete Rollin’s Place

Ok. I made it to Belfast and the Soliton Conference/Session thing starts tomorrow. I am staying with Pete Rollins tonight in his cosy flat in a dodgy part of Belfast. Pete is part of the Ikon community in Belfast – an Irish-style emerging church – and the author of How (Not) to Speak of God.

PeterollinsPete is back from a book-pimping tour of USA and Australia which went well. His book, despite its appearance of OUTRIGHT HERESY, is actually a solid thought provoking read and I have yet to find any critics willing to stand up and take a few good shots. It really is a fantastic little book that draws from a lot of postmodern thinking from the continent and USA and, unlike other mere syntheses of usual suspects found in Look-What-Books-I-Have-Read kind of treatments, Pete offers some wildly original implications and uphill intellectual adventures for those who like to give their mind a quick run around the block. Sorry – it wasn’t meant to be a book review – I reviewed this book ages ago right here.

But the fact that I am staying at Pete’s place tonight probably inspires you ask the question . . “What does Pete’s library look like?”

Ahhh . . I thought you would ask that. I myself was curious. Here are the thumnails of the books in Pete’s study, at least the ones Pete let me show you. Click them and WEEP!

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Pete and I share a mutual respect for Slavoj Zizek from Slovenia, a philosopher that i have been reading since my Zizek-fest in 2002. I thought “The Fragile Absolute was his best book. Anyway, the number of friends who like discuss all things Zizek, in my small circle, is very few and I am always glad to catch up with Pete.

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Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


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